CPCD #2 – Ausangate

This is my second CPCD post Рthis time from the city of Cusco, Peru.

Ian Plant and I just completed a four day, 40 mile trek to Peru’s Ausangate, one of the most sacred of mountains to the Incan people. This trek involved some serious high altitude hiking, with two passes along the trail exceeding 16,000 feet in elevation. This crappy phone cam image shows our tent on the first night of our trek. Neither of the two mountains shown in the background of the image are that of Ausangate, but I promise there will be later after I return home on the 18th.

Tomorrow, Ian flies back to the States while I hitch a train from Cusco to Machu Picchu. More to come later. Thanks for having a look.

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  1. Posted November 14, 2012 at 8:09 pm by Steve Sickels | Permalink

    I don’t think there’s really any oxygen at 16,000 feet — not much, at any rate! Can’t wait to see the pics!

  2. Posted November 15, 2012 at 12:54 am by Daniel Frei | Permalink

    Are those little huts in the background there?

    • Posted November 17, 2012 at 6:29 am by Richard Bernabe | Permalink

      Daniel, yes, those are little huts used by alpaca herders. The rock walls are also used to help corral the animals as well. Thanks for the comments!

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